The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 6 5 4
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 1299 1353 1235
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 13.88% 15.11% 14.88%
As % of the Vendors category 28.98% 31.66% 29.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 720 627 587
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £165 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 132 132
Average hourly rate £14.10 £15.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.00% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.02 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £25.00 £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Microsoft
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Vendors Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
4482 4273 4181
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 47.90% 47.71% 50.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2462 2116 2048
Average daily rate £388 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £203 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 234 244 345
Average hourly rate £18.50 £16.00 £19.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.62% -18.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.19 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.14 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+6.70% -12.82%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the South East region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the South East region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the South East region.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the South East region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the South East region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire -1 340 £350 +1.44% 134
Berkshire +3 320 £350 -12.50% 130
Buckinghamshire -2 177 £310 -9.96% 48
Surrey -1 171 £370 +13.84% 123
Oxfordshire -2 114 £369 +5.35% 53
West Sussex -4 75 £400 +21.21% 33
East Sussex -6 35 £330 +20.00% 18
Kent +5 34 £325 +33.33% 32
Middlesex +8 27 £395 -3.65% 2
Sussex -1 1 £400 +8.10% 1
Isle of Wight - 1 £500 -
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft.

1 1134 (40.41%) Windows
2 1032 (36.78%) MS Excel
3 694 (24.73%) Active Directory
4 651 (23.20%) Security Cleared
5 645 (22.99%) MS Office
6 592 (21.10%) SQL
7 462 (16.46%) ITIL
8 455 (16.22%) SQL Server
9 444 (15.82%) .NET
10 432 (15.40%) SC Cleared
11 417 (14.86%) VMware
12 376 (13.40%) Finance
13 371 (13.22%) Windows 7
14 368 (13.11%) Windows Server 2008
15 316 (11.26%) C#
16 312 (11.12%) SharePoint
17 304 (10.83%) Microsoft Certification
18 301 (10.73%) Analytical Skills
19 289 (10.30%) Migration
20 285 (10.16%) Agile Software Development
21 283 (10.09%) MS Exchange
22 276 (9.84%) HP
22 276 (9.84%) VMware Infrastructure
23 259 (9.23%) Project Management
24 242 (8.62%) Oracle
25 239 (8.52%) SCCM
26 230 (8.20%) Windows Server 2012
27 228 (8.13%) Citrix
28 222 (7.91%) DV Cleared
29 221 (7.88%) PowerShell

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 312 (11.12%) SharePoint
2 283 (10.09%) MS Exchange
3 122 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
4 114 (4.06%) IIS
5 106 (3.78%) Lync
6 85 (3.03%) BizTalk Server
7 64 (2.28%) Exchange Server 2007
7 64 (2.28%) Exchange Server 2013
8 60 (2.14%) SharePoint 2013
9 43 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2003
10 42 (1.50%) SharePoint 2010
11 30 (1.07%) SharePoint Server
12 24 (0.86%) WebSphere
12 24 (0.86%) IBM Notes
13 21 (0.75%) CMS
14 20 (0.71%) SAS
15 18 (0.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 18 (0.64%) Apache
16 14 (0.50%) Office Communications Server
17 12 (0.43%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1032 (36.78%) MS Excel
2 645 (22.99%) MS Office
3 186 (6.63%) MS Project
4 165 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
5 142 (5.06%) MS Visio
6 21 (0.75%) Photoshop
7 19 (0.68%) Adobe Illustrator
8 17 (0.61%) OmniGraffle
9 12 (0.43%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 11 (0.39%) InDesign
11 9 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
12 7 (0.25%) InfoPath
12 7 (0.25%) AutoCAD
13 6 (0.21%) SPSS
13 6 (0.21%) PowerPivot
14 3 (0.11%) Open Workbench
15 1 (0.036%) RoboHelp
15 1 (0.036%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 165 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 47 (1.67%) Dynamics AX
3 27 (0.96%) Oracle EBS
4 13 (0.46%) Maximo
5 12 (0.43%) SAP SRM
6 10 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
7 9 (0.32%) Primavera
8 8 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
8 8 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
9 4 (0.14%) assyst
9 4 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 3 (0.11%) Visualfiles
10 3 (0.11%) Summit
10 3 (0.11%) Dynamics GP
10 3 (0.11%) Changepoint
11 2 (0.071%) Oracle EBS R12
11 2 (0.071%) Oracle BPM
11 2 (0.071%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 2 (0.071%) Agresso
11 2 (0.071%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 113 (4.03%) Office 365
2 97 (3.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (0.82%) Amazon AWS
3 23 (0.82%) IaaS
4 21 (0.75%) SaaS
5 18 (0.64%) PaaS
6 14 (0.50%) Google Analytics
6 14 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (0.21%) Mimecast
8 4 (0.14%) Adobe Analytics
9 3 (0.11%) SmartFocus
9 3 (0.11%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (0.11%) SuccessFactors
9 3 (0.11%) Yammer
10 2 (0.071%) Google Apps
11 1 (0.036%) Boomi
11 1 (0.036%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 171 (6.09%) SAN
2 164 (5.84%) DNS
3 124 (4.42%) Firewall
4 119 (4.24%) TCP/IP
5 100 (3.56%) DHCP
6 81 (2.89%) Internet
7 80 (2.85%) WAN
8 77 (2.74%) LAN
9 62 (2.21%) VPN
10 44 (1.57%) VoIP
11 39 (1.39%) NAS
12 37 (1.32%) VLAN
13 36 (1.28%) Wireless
14 33 (1.18%) SSL
15 30 (1.07%) Ethernet
15 30 (1.07%) Intranet
16 26 (0.93%) iSCSI
17 25 (0.89%) Network Security
17 25 (0.89%) SMTP
17 25 (0.89%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 455 (16.22%) SQL Server
2 150 (5.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 134 (4.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 98 (3.49%) Data Warehouse
5 96 (3.42%) SQL Server 2008
6 92 (3.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 75 (2.67%) SQL Server 2012
8 53 (1.89%) Oracle Database
9 49 (1.75%) Relational Database
10 42 (1.50%) SQL Server 2005
11 38 (1.35%) MySQL
11 38 (1.35%) Oracle Reports
12 32 (1.14%) MS Access
13 23 (0.82%) RDBMS
13 23 (0.82%) Oracle Database 11g
14 20 (0.71%) BusinessObjects
15 18 (0.64%) OLAP
16 17 (0.61%) Data Mining
17 16 (0.57%) DB2
18 15 (0.53%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 115 (4.10%) Team Foundation Server
2 108 (3.85%) Visual Studio
3 30 (1.07%) JIRA
4 28 (1.00%) Selenium
4 28 (1.00%) Jenkins
5 27 (0.96%) SoapUI
6 26 (0.93%) Git (software)
6 26 (0.93%) MSI
7 23 (0.82%) Subversion
8 21 (0.75%) NUnit
9 17 (0.61%) JMeter
9 17 (0.61%) Axure RP
10 16 (0.57%) HP UFT
11 15 (0.53%) MSBuild
11 15 (0.53%) WebDriver
12 12 (0.43%) ClearCase
13 11 (0.39%) TeamCity
14 10 (0.36%) StarTeam
15 8 (0.29%) Dreamweaver
16 7 (0.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 376 (13.40%) Finance
2 191 (6.81%) Telecoms
3 75 (2.67%) Retail
4 69 (2.46%) Marketing
5 30 (1.07%) Banking
6 25 (0.89%) Publishing
7 24 (0.86%) Manufacturing
7 24 (0.86%) Advertising
8 22 (0.78%) Financial Institution
9 21 (0.75%) Legal
10 18 (0.64%) Military
11 15 (0.53%) Back Office
12 11 (0.39%) Electronics
12 11 (0.39%) Interactive Media
12 11 (0.39%) German Language
13 8 (0.29%) Multimedia
14 7 (0.25%) Automotive
15 6 (0.21%) Law
15 6 (0.21%) Games
16 5 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 599 (21.35%) Analyst
2 329 (11.72%) Developer
3 202 (7.20%) Architect
4 193 (6.88%) Support Engineer
5 165 (5.88%) Project Manager
6 162 (5.77%) Consultant
7 124 (4.42%) Administrator
8 115 (4.10%) Support Analyst
9 90 (3.21%) 2nd Line Support
10 85 (3.03%) Data Analyst
10 85 (3.03%) Business Analyst
11 81 (2.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 76 (2.71%) .NET Developer
13 74 (2.64%) Desktop Support
14 69 (2.46%) 3rd Line Support
14 69 (2.46%) Service Analyst
15 65 (2.32%) Service Desk Analyst
15 65 (2.32%) Desktop Engineer
16 62 (2.21%) C# Developer
17 61 (2.17%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 444 (15.82%) .NET
2 200 (7.13%) HTML
3 191 (6.81%) ASP.NET
4 129 (4.60%) XML
5 100 (3.56%) Web Services
6 85 (3.03%) .NET Framework
7 81 (2.89%) CSS
8 62 (2.21%) jQuery
9 57 (2.03%) WCF
10 52 (1.85%) ASP.NET MVC
11 48 (1.71%) AngularJS
12 47 (1.67%) HTML5
13 45 (1.60%) ASP.NET Web API
14 44 (1.57%) JSP
15 37 (1.32%) WPF
16 35 (1.25%) SOAP
17 34 (1.21%) Application Packaging
18 32 (1.14%) Middleware
19 29 (1.03%) REST
20 27 (0.96%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 301 (10.73%) Analytical Skills
2 161 (5.74%) Data Centre
3 115 (4.10%) Management Information System
4 86 (3.06%) Clustering
5 68 (2.42%) User Experience
6 52 (1.85%) Blackberry
7 50 (1.78%) PKI
8 46 (1.64%) Replication
9 43 (1.53%) Client/Server
10 37 (1.32%) NHS
11 28 (1.00%) Computer Science
11 28 (1.00%) CMDB
11 28 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
12 26 (0.93%) Social Media
13 20 (0.71%) Visualisation
14 19 (0.68%) Data Integration
14 19 (0.68%) Data Structures
15 18 (0.64%) Mobile App
15 18 (0.64%) Private Cloud
16 15 (0.53%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 1134 (40.41%) Windows
2 371 (13.22%) Windows 7
3 368 (13.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 230 (8.20%) Windows Server 2012
5 212 (7.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 202 (7.20%) Linux
7 162 (5.77%) UNIX
8 133 (4.74%) Windows XP
9 67 (2.39%) Windows 8
10 38 (1.35%) Solaris
11 28 (1.00%) AIX
12 26 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 24 (0.86%) Windows 2000
14 22 (0.78%) Apple iOS
15 20 (0.71%) Windows 2000 Server
16 18 (0.64%) Android
17 13 (0.46%) CentOS
18 12 (0.43%) Mac OS X
18 12 (0.43%) Windows Vista
19 10 (0.36%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 462 (16.46%) ITIL
2 289 (10.30%) Migration
3 285 (10.16%) Agile Software Development
4 259 (9.23%) Project Management
5 204 (7.27%) CRM
6 182 (6.49%) PRINCE2
7 163 (5.81%) Business Intelligence
8 120 (4.28%) Stakeholder Management
8 120 (4.28%) Scrum
9 118 (4.21%) Configuration Management
10 117 (4.17%) Service Management
11 114 (4.06%) Change Management
12 93 (3.31%) MVC
13 91 (3.24%) Data Migration
14 84 (2.99%) Data Analysis
15 82 (2.92%) Test Scripting
16 79 (2.82%) ETL
17 78 (2.78%) Service Delivery
18 73 (2.60%) Data Modelling
19 72 (2.57%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 592 (21.10%) SQL
2 316 (11.26%) C#
3 221 (7.88%) PowerShell
4 172 (6.13%) JavaScript
5 108 (3.85%) T-SQL
6 88 (3.14%) VBScript
7 70 (2.49%) Java
8 68 (2.42%) VB
9 50 (1.78%) C++
10 48 (1.71%) VBA
11 41 (1.46%) C
12 26 (0.93%) VB.NET
13 24 (0.86%) Python
13 24 (0.86%) PL/SQL
14 21 (0.75%) Perl
15 20 (0.71%) PHP
16 13 (0.46%) Ruby
17 12 (0.43%) X++
18 10 (0.36%) C++/CLI
18 10 (0.36%) VC++
Qualifications
1 651 (23.20%) Security Cleared
2 432 (15.40%) SC Cleared
3 304 (10.83%) Microsoft Certification
4 222 (7.91%) DV Cleared
5 180 (6.41%) Degree
6 152 (5.42%) MCSE
7 97 (3.46%) MCITP
8 83 (2.96%) Cisco Certification
9 75 (2.67%) MCP
10 70 (2.49%) ISTQB
11 62 (2.21%) MCSA
12 54 (1.92%) ISEB
13 51 (1.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 50 (1.78%) CCNA
15 40 (1.43%) MCTS
16 29 (1.03%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
17 27 (0.96%) PMI Certification
18 26 (0.93%) PMP
18 26 (0.93%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 25 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 101 (3.60%) SLA
2 67 (2.39%) QA
3 21 (0.75%) Solvency II
4 11 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (0.36%) PCI DSS
6 8 (0.29%) Data Quality
7 6 (0.21%) COBIT
8 4 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (0.14%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 4 (0.14%) COSO
8 4 (0.14%) JSP 440
9 3 (0.11%) P3O
9 3 (0.11%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.071%) PMBOK
10 2 (0.071%) HL7
11 1 (0.036%) GxP
11 1 (0.036%) GCP
11 1 (0.036%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.036%) TickIT
System Software
1 694 (24.73%) Active Directory
2 276 (9.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 185 (6.59%) Hyper-V
4 102 (3.64%) vSphere
5 59 (2.10%) Microsoft App-V
6 57 (2.03%) XenApp
7 45 (1.60%) VMware ESX
8 43 (1.53%) XenDesktop
9 20 (0.71%) Forefront TMG
10 17 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
11 16 (0.57%) ISA Server
12 12 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 11 (0.39%) NFS
14 10 (0.36%) UAG
14 10 (0.36%) vCloud
15 8 (0.29%) XenServer
15 8 (0.29%) Terminal Services
15 8 (0.29%) VMware Server
16 7 (0.25%) DFS Replication
17 5 (0.18%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 239 (8.52%) SCCM
2 110 (3.92%) SCOM
3 44 (1.57%) WSUS
4 37 (1.32%) HP Quality Center
5 32 (1.14%) SCSM
6 27 (0.96%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 25 (0.89%) NetBackup
7 25 (0.89%) SCOrch
8 24 (0.86%) OVSD
9 21 (0.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 20 (0.71%) Puppet
10 20 (0.71%) SCVMM
10 20 (0.71%) vMotion
11 19 (0.68%) McAfee ePO
12 17 (0.61%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 16 (0.57%) Norton AntiVirus
14 15 (0.53%) Backup Exec
15 14 (0.50%) Tivoli
15 14 (0.50%) HP Data Protector
16 12 (0.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 417 (14.86%) VMware
2 276 (9.84%) HP
3 242 (8.62%) Oracle
4 228 (8.13%) Citrix
5 187 (6.66%) Cisco
6 110 (3.92%) SAP
7 64 (2.28%) Dell
8 58 (2.07%) Symantec
9 55 (1.96%) NetApp
10 53 (1.89%) Remedy
11 52 (1.85%) McAfee
12 41 (1.46%) Red Hat
13 40 (1.43%) IBM
14 39 (1.39%) Adobe
15 37 (1.32%) EMC
16 27 (0.96%) Business Objects
17 26 (0.93%) CA
18 25 (0.89%) Lotus
18 25 (0.89%) 3PAR
19 24 (0.86%) Google
Oxfordshire
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: On Application
Posted: 12 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
TD Group
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Connectus
Rate: £18.68 per hour
Posted: 12 hours ago
Gatwick, West Sussex
Search Consultancy
Posted: 14 hours ago
Camberley, Surrey
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: Neg
Posted: 15 hours ago
East Grinstead, West Sussex
Vadis People
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Horsham, West Sussex
Cyber Team
Rate: £23,200 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £130 - £148 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £180 to £210 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £325 - £340 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
CPS Group UK
Rate: £100 - 140 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Computer People
Posted: Yesterday
Kidlington, Oxfordshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £14 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
Cranbrook, Kent
TEKsystems
Rate: £100 - £120 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Montash
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Premier IT
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: on application
Posted: 3 days ago